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Community Gallery

Hand Eye Coordination Exhibition // October 26 – December 5, 2021

Hand Eye Coordination is a Photographic Resource Center (PRC) exhibition produced by Guest Curator Sage Brousseau, hosted by the Community Gallery at the Fuller Craft Museum. For more information about this exhibition please visit the PRC website.

“Photography and textile design may seem like unrelated artistic practices, but the artists featured in Hand Eye Coordination combine the two into a single discipline. This exhibition showcases contemporary photographers embroidering, weaving, and applying other traditional textile design techniques to both original and historical photographs, literally threading together dissimilar media. If a photograph is a moment frozen in time in which the viewer knows neither what happened before or after the moment captured, the handcrafted alterations employed by the artists in Hand Eye Coordination serve to tell the rest of the story. Their assembly and reassembly of memory, identity, and history from fragmented parts illustrate the provocative capabilities of both media and achieve a balance with the resulting remarkably layered handmade objects.”
– Sage Brousseau, 2021

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Community Quilts // December 4, 2021 – January 9, 2022 // Atrium Gallery

Fuller Craft Museum is proud to present the Boston Area Mask Initiative’s (BAMI) Commemorative Mask Scrap Quilt. This vibrant quilt was made from the scraps of thousands of fabric face masks, serving as the embodiment of the COVID-19 pandemic and the year 2020 for many in the maker community. It was sewn in memory of those lost, sewn in honor of those struggling to survive, sewn to commemorate the hours of unpaid labor of thousands (maybe millions) of women around the world who cut, stitched, packed, and delivered face masks to support the public health and the survival of community members throughout 2020. This quilt is generously loaned by BAMI and Gather Here in Cambridge, MA.

Detail image of quilt.

 

When the Heart of the Nation Breaks, The Drums Heal is a multi-media quilt that symbolizes a need for the healing of our nation following the 2020 racial justice protests and COVID-19 pandemic. With the drum as the central motif, the textile represents the unifying beat of life for Black and Indigenous communities. The powerful work is created by Artisan Atelier for the People, a craft collaborative that includes Ramona Kearns, Jendayi McGeachy, Marienne Thomas, and Stefanie Siegel. It is the first collective project of Bailey’s Café’s Artisan Atelier for the People. Bailey’s Café is a Brooklyn-based nonprofit that connects generations to make a better world through community building, service and wellness, and arts education and production. For more information visit www.baileyscafe.org.


Detail image of quilt.

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Shanna Fliegel: Personal Placement-Are We Limitless? // December 18, 2021 – January 30, 2022

Shanna Fliegel’s solo exhibition Personal Placement—Are We Limitless? explores the psychology of place through a series of 22 clay tablets and sculptures. The ornate works are inscribed with detailed surfaces and dream-like imagery to explore the terrestrial, celestial, and psychological realms. Through these energetic objects, Fliegel considers how natural environments and built worlds inform our navigation of life and trauma. What’s more, Fleigel’s earthenware forms reflect the ancient traditions of storytelling and mark-marking, evoking clay’s enduring power to record human histories throughout time.


Seeking Escape, 2018. Red Earthenware. 20″ x 20″.

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Collection Spotlight: Ceramics from the Southwestern Pueblos

Fuller Craft Museum has a collection of excellent ceramics made by artists from three Southwestern Pueblos: Acoma, Zuni, and Cochiti. The objects on view are all strongly grounded in the regional, tribal, and individual making practices of well-known contemporary ceramicists of Indigenous descent. The Acoma, Zuni and Cochiti Pueblos lie across Arizona and New Mexico and are some of the longest continually inhabited settlements in North America. While there are important differences between each tribes’ ceramics practices, they do share several key elements. Pueblo makers that follow traditional practices use locally found clay and pigments, build their work by hand with coils, and stone polish them once dry.

A repeated story in this exhibit is the revival of ancestral ceramic techniques and styles by makers. We celebrate these creative accomplishments, but should also frame them within the centuries-long history of violence, colonization, and cultural erasure inflicted on Indigenous communities. We ask that you be mindful of not only this history but also the resilience and ongoing, rich cultures and artistry of these tribes and individuals.

View the Collection Spotlight Gallery Guide

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2022 Craft Biennial Exhibition

ARTIST OPEN CALL
Submissions Now Closed
For full details click here.
The 2022 Craft Biennial Exhibition celebrates the diversity of talents in the museum’s diverse audience. This biennial exhibition is an important opportunity for young, mid-career, and veteran artists to exhibit their work to the Fuller Craft Museum community. Artists both inside and outside of New England have participated in the past, showcasing stunning works of ceramics, glassware, furniture, textiles, basketry, woodturning, jewelry, and other craft-based media. In the past, this exhibition has been particularly successful at bringing together communities of artists who are vital to the Fuller Craft Museum mission.

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